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Waterfront Theatre School to Stage LEGALLY BLONDE from 27 August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The Waterfront Theatre Company returns to The Masque Theatre in Muizenburg this month with yet another musical that celebrates Women's Month: LEGALLY BLONDE - THE MUSICAL! With a book by Heather Hach and a score by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin, this new production of the popular Broadway show will be brought to life by Paul Griffiths (director), Garth Tavares (musical director) and William Jones (choreography). (more...)

Dallas Theatre Center Launches 2014-2015 Season with THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, 9/11 - 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Sweet alien transvestites will take over the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre stage on September 11, 2014 in Dallas Theater Center's all new production of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Show. DTC's Associate Artistic Director Joel Ferrell will direct and choreograph this gender-bending, rock 'n' roll spectacle. (more...)

DTC Welcomes Foe Destroyer as THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Musicians; Show Runs 9/11-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Dallas Theater Center announced today that Austin/Brooklyn band Foe Destroyer will return to the DTC stage in the upcoming production of The Rocky Horror Show. The self-described "nerd, grunge, trash, pop" group will take center stage at the Wyly Theatre from September 11 through October 19. (more...)

CHESS, NOISES OFF, THE PILLOWMAN and More Set for SecondStory Rep's Season 16 Mainstage Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

SecondStory Repertory has announced its MainStage Series for Season 16. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tina Fey Goes Backstage at HEATHERS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

How VERY fetch! MEAN GIRLS creator Tina Fey was spotted with her husband Jeff Richmond on Sunday night at the hit musical HEATHERS at New World Stages in New York. Scroll down for a photo of Fey with the cast! (more...)

NNPN Unveils Twelve Productions of Three Rolling World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK (NNPN), the country's alliance of non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces its 44th, 45th, and 46th Rolling World Premieres: Nathan Alan Davis' Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea, Andrew Hinderaker's Colossal, and William Missouri Downs' Women Playing Hamlet will receive a total of 12 productions through the Network's Continued Life of New Plays Fund in the 2014/15 season. (more...)

Patti LuPone, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 28- August 3, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 27, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week, including: Under the Covers, The Lady with the Torch, Dare to Dream, A Taylor Swift Love Story, and Freestyle Love Supreme. (more...)

MTC's Lisa McNulty Named New Producing Artistic Director of Women's Project Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Women's Project Theater today announced the appointment of Lisa McNulty to become the Off-Broadway theatre's new Producing Artistic Director. Ms. McNulty, who has been Artistic Line Producer at Manhattan Theatre Club since 2006, will assume her new position as of August 11, 2014. (more...)

LEGALLY BLONDE and THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE to Headline Cockpit in Court's Summer 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Following on the heels of the opening for its children's production - 'Annie, Jr.' July 11- 20, Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre brings two new offerings to the stage the weekend of July 18 and 19: 'Legally Blonde - The Musical' and 'The Tale of the Allergist's Wife.' Cockpit in Court, in residence at the Community College of Baltimore County, Essex, presents these productions in the College Community Center (formerly the B Building), CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard. (more...)

Clare Foster, Jamie Parker and More to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at Chichester, Aug 11-Sept 21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Guys and Dolls - a joyous and vibrant celebration of Prohibition-era New York - marks a series of firsts when it bursts onto the Festival Theatre stage at Chichester this summer, running 11 August - 21 September 2014. (more...)

DTC Accepting Applications for Second Year of the Dallas Playwrights' Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty and Playwright-in-Residence Will Power announced today details for the second year of the Dallas Playwrights' Workshop. In addition to a new class of playwrights entering into the program, participants from last year will display their work at two public readings. DTC is currently accepting applications for the 2014-15 Dallas Playwrights' Workshop. The application deadline is Monday, July 14. (more...)

EPAC Presents LEGALLY BLONDE, 7/24-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

The Ephrata Performing Arts Center will present the hilarious musical comedy Legally Blonde July 24 - August 9 at the Sharadin Bigler Theatre. This fun-filled delight follows Elle Woods as her life is turned upside-down when her righteous boyfriend dumps her to go to Harvard Law School…as if! Elle is like, totally determined to get her boyfriend back and uses her valley girl charm to get herself into Harvard, where she finds learning a gnarly challenge. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, July-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

This July and August 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

LOVE LETTERS, BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE and More Set for Delaware Theatre Company's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Delaware Theatre Company, under the artistic leadership of Bud Martin, announces the five-play lineup for its 36th anniversary season, including the return of Michael Learned, an East Coast premiere of a new work, a hilarious holiday comedy, a chilling retelling of a literary classic, and a heartwarming new musical in pre-Broadway development. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Producer Hal Luftig Unveils Sardi's Caricature!
by Walter McBride - Jun 12, 2014

The beloved Broadway tradition continued yesterday, June 11, as Sardi's added a caricature of Hal Luftig to its legendary walls. Friends including Jerry Mitchell, Billy Porter, Roger Rees, Rick Elice, William Ivey Long, Lawrence O'Keefe, Nell Benjamin, Marc Shaiman, Charlotte St. Martin, Charlotte Wilcox, Orfeh, Ted Chapin and more came to celebrate the special event, and BroadwayWorld brings you phtoos from the festivities below! (more...)

Wavestage Theatre to Present LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL, 7/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

Wavestage Theatre Company will present LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL. The iconic tale of the girl who just wants to be taken seriously while staying true to herself will run for a limited engagement from July 10-13 at Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. (more...)

All the Winners for the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards- Complete List! GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Wins Big, Also ROCKY, BRIDGES, and More
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 01, 2014

Drama Desk and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti ('The Sound of Music Live!', Gypsy, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) will host the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards tonight, June 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld will be updating you with winners throughout the night. Check back later for the full list! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 64th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
by Walter McBride - May 23, 2014

Broadway stars Billy Porter, Victoria Clark, Terrence Mann, Andrea Martin and Shuler Hensley served as gala award presenters at the 64th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards ceremony last night at the legendary Sardis Restaurant. In addition to being acclaimed stage performers, the stars are also former recipients of the esteemed Outer Critics Circle Award. Click here for the winners and check out photos of all the guests below! (more...)

BONNIE & CLYDE, SWEET CHARITY and More Set for WaterTower Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

Terry Martin, WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director, today announced the Company's 2014-2015 Main Stage season at a special VIP Sneak Preview held at the Addison Theatre Centre in the Studio Theatre. (more...)

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